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  Ashwini Bhatt, the renowned 75 year-old Gujarati writer is no longer with us. Bhatt passed away today in the US, he had been suffering from a prolonged illness. Bhatt’s famous works include - Kasab, Ashkamandal, Aakhet, Angaar and Katibandh. These novels touched a chord with the common reading public.   The extraordinary reach of the novels with their publication of the stories in Gujarati newspapers and magazines, and the subsequent distribution o...
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  Ever since the idea of human freedom and its expression has been bandied about in this world, the matter of human rights has always been relevant. Human Rights Day is commemorated with focus on a new issue each year, and in advocating total enjoyment of human rights by people all around the world.  The highlight this year is on poor people, indigenous people, the disabled, youth, women and minorities.   Among the 30 articles, it is inscribed in the ...
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  A writer's death will always be a loss, for most of them are always in the middle of something incomplete when mortality finally, inevitably, strikes. An untimely death is thus even more devastating, especially when the disease happens to be HIV/AIDS. The writer is influenced by the way he/she lives, and living with an incurable disease is certain to change what they write. On the eve of World AIDS Day, we pay homage to certain writers who battled the dreaded d...
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Author and journalist Sudha Menon is holding a day-long workshop to help you kick-start your writing aspirations.If your writing dreams begin and end with hours of staring at a blank page or computer screen, Sudha will catalyse the process of bringing out your deepest thoughts and getting them on paper in a clear, lucid manner.   Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012 Venue: ‘Oak’, The Hyatt Regency, Weikfield IT Park, Nagar Road, Pune Timing: 09:30 am &nd...
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  The last day of August 2012 saw the hosting of a little special event on the BookChums Twitter page. Our followers were given the first line of a poem and asked to come up with their own lines. The results were interesting, as is displayed below in summation:   Where there is love, there is a song, Guiding us on the path along!                     &...
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  How well can you translate Gulzar’s works into English? Pavan K.Varma has walked the tight rope and gone on to do so. As a result, in a brand new bilingual poetry collection, we have Gulzar’s Hindi originals on the left side of the page, to Varma’s English translations of the same, on the right.   The story behind the book title goes like this: One day, after a long gap, Gulzar abruptly called up Varma and told him, “As several ...
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    The threat of a ban, the artist’s dissent, self-expression, it was all there, in between the uttered words, at the inaugural session of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2012. The session was aptly called, Bhakti Poetry: The Living Legacy.   After an introduction and welcome by Festival Producer Sanjoy Roy; poet, literary critic, academician and activist Purushottam Agarwal spoke on bhakti poetry over the ages. He talked about the element of G...
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He enters and he is welcomed with a thundering round of applause and a standing ovation. All of a sudden you overhear people say, “He’s here… Wilbur Smith’s here” and he walks in and flashes a warm smile. As soon as he sits and gets comfortable, this writing phenomenon, Wilbur Smith, takes the mike and clarifies, “I am NOT here to sell my books but to gain sympathy as a writer!” And this is how begins this hour-long warm, candid...
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  Faraaz Kazi, a new age author with a passion for the written word recently graced Sympulse 2011 (the annual fest of SCMS (UG)) with his presence, to interact with the young crowd, judge the Creative and Poetry Writing Competitions, and to promote his new book, “TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY”.   Faraaz caused a flurry of excitement amongst eager fans as they awaited an opportunity to interact with him; and ask him questions related to his book, his wri...
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Everyone has had their share of news to report, their accounts, and their observations and quickly arrived upon conclusions about the Jaipur Literature Festival 2011, so far called the biggest literary extravaganza happening this side of the hemisphere, and being compared to cult festivals like Woodstock. Given it’s been a good 5 days since the fest ended; I thought it’s time I put down my two cents worth of experience.   Once the festival kicked off...
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